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Embodiment: Healing from Body Trauma and Dissociation

Recently, I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in a close friend’s wedding.  I’ve been to tons of weddings, but it was only the second time I’ve been in a wedding party.   2,965 more words

New Narratives

George Davis reblogged this on TRANS RESEARCH and commented:

This is an amazing article from a trans woman about healing and becoming connected to your body. She discusses dissociation, embodiment, walking meditation, doing a body scan, and dance. One of my deep convictions is that we need more research on multiple therapies for gender dysphoria. We lack studies, but we do have personal research from trans people's lives. From the article:

This is Not About Detransition

This is about helping you feel embodied.  Maybe that was your initial hope in transition?  I have transitioned, and it didn’t fix these dissociated symptoms.  Anecdotally most trans women I know still struggle with these issues after transition.  It’s important to remember that dissociation is a coping mechanism that we learn.  It makes sense that learned behavior would carry through transition.  I don’t care if you detransition or don’t.   I care that you heal.  Do what you want to do, with open eyes.

Body dysphoria

So i woke up this morning, put my contacts in and decided to take a shower. I never shower with my contacts in, but this day i couldn’t be arsed to take them out. 426 more words

Transgender

We Desperately Need New Ideas

Among gender-critical trans, there is an oft-spoken of distinction between gender dysphoria and sex dysphoria. This is taken as fact, and yet I cannot help but wonder what the basis for this distinction is – and in what is it grounded. 859 more words

Obamacare.

Obama. What a babe. I know I’m late on this one but I only found out about it today. For those of you even further out of the loop than me, Obamacare in the States will now pay for transgender U.S citizens to have sex reassignment surgery. 646 more words

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